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Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - Dec. 11, 2020

Toys for Tots Collection Ends Today

The Wright Way Club is collecting new unwrapped toys to contribute to the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. Please drop off new unwrapped toys inside the Daniel Wright front office vestibule before Friday, Dec. 11. The unemployment rate in the U.S.A. rose to 14% this year. Giving a little, can help a lot. Your donation will have an impact.

Sponsor a Family Ends Today

Each year the Daniel Wright Student Council sponsors a family and purchases gifts to make their holidays more enjoyable. Please review what the Student Council still needs. Drop items off at the front office vestibule before Friday, Dec. 11. With your support, we are able to fulfill the family's wish list.

We Need Names for Graduation

As part of our preparation for the eighth-grade graduation/promotion ceremony, please fill out the following Diploma Name Google Form.


As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, we have begun to look ahead and prepare for a graduation celebration for our eighth-grade students. The last day of school for the current eighth-grade class is set for Friday, May 28, 2021. The graduation ceremony has been scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Stevenson High School. The format for the ceremony is yet to be determined as it will be dependent on guidance from the Illinois Department of Health.

Clubs and Activities

Registration for clubs and activities can be found on the RevTrak Web Store.


Science Bowl Car Team will hold a virtual tryout on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Students will be asked to design and build a model under specific guidelines. They will be asked to document and show their progress. Email Mr. Hafner or see the extracurricular page for the Zoom Tryout link.


Movie Critic Club still has spots for club members. Registration closes at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15. For more information, please visit the After School Activities page for details about the club.


National Geographic Bee will not be offered this year as the National Geographic has made the difficult decision to cancel the bee for the 2020-21 school year. Additional information can be found on the National Geographic Bee website.

Return Library Books to School

Books ordered from the Daniel Wright library may be returned to the Book Mailbox outside the Daniel Wright school office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Save the Date

DW's Leaders in Learning is sponsoring a Watch Party: All Together Now set for 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. Please show your interest in attending by filling out the registration form.

Other District 103 News

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting webpage.

Partnership News

Leave Your Legacy in D103

The D103 Learning Fund Foundation invites your family to leave a legacy at D103 with the launch of the Legacy Brick Fundraiser. With the completion of the Daniel Wright construction project, the Foundation invites families to donate $100 to inscript their name on a brick pathway outside the remodeled school.


This LFF Legacy Brick Fundraiser video, narrated by Daniel Wright Principal Michelle Blackley and featuring the new school mascot, outlines the project. This is a great opportunity to bring our community together, so please consider a donation. The Learning Fund and all of our schools appreciate your generous support.

Spirit Wear in Time for the Holidays

Our PTO sponsored spirit wear stores are stocked with new items perfect for the holidays, and free shipping through Wednesday, Dec. 30. Check out new apparel, plus masks, as well as two brand new stores! We now offer District 103 gear and Leaders in Learning apparel for staff!

Community News

Daniel Wright Junior High School

Principal Michelle Blackley

Assistant Principal Nina Nusbaum

Assistant Principal Melody Littlefair